The Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1998 in own roots and grafted in 1103 P rootstock at a distance of 2,2 mts x 1,5 mts. The genetic material came from local selections of Luján de Cuyo and, additionally, the clones R5 from Italy and 15 from France. Drip irrigation methods were used with transmitters of 2,3 litres/h. Grass was utilized as a covercrop. The pruning was made by bilateral cable of sprigs with good separation in-between, with a density of 14-16 buds per meter line of cable. The canopy management consisted of attaining a very good distribution and vertical positioning of the buds very early in the season, using fixed wires. This was performed when the buds had just begun to sprout, eliminating all twin buds. In addition, the grape bunches were under special control, and those buds which were especially green or discoloured or experiencing poor growth were eliminated. 7-9 tons per hectare were produced. “Tipping” was executed during the flowering stage, where the apex of the bud was removed; the leaves were cleared in the interior of the canopies beneath the mesh netting which protects the plants against hail. The harvest was by hand, and the grapes were transported in containers of 500 kg. capacity
This wine of great varietal character stands out for its richness and aromatic freshness. This style is the result of both controlled production in the vineyard and also a careful vinification with a short maceration post-fermentation. On the nose, this wine presents notable aromas of black currant, cherry, spices and toasted oak. On the palate the wine is concentrated and delightful, fresh with elegant tannins and smoothness, granting a long and harmonious finish.